Derek Carr describes how much pain he felt from his gruesome finger injury

Derek Carr has had better statistical performances this season, but the Oakland Raiders quarterback arguably hasn’t shown as much heart as he did in Sunday’s comeback win over the Panthers.

Carr suffered a gruesome finger injury while taking a snap, apparently suffering a dislocated pinkie finger on his throwing hand in the first half of the Raiders’ 35-32 win.


Carr was in obvious pain and missed a series while being attended to in the locker room. Carr emerged moments later, wearing a glove on his throwing hand, and helped the Raiders win their fifth in a row.

Carr, who threw two touchdowns, explained to reporters how much pain he was in when the injury initially occurred.

"Probably some of the most pain I’ve felt in my life,” Carr said, via ESPN.

Despite that brief glimpse into Carr’s pain threshold, the Raiders 25-year-old quarterback wouldn’t reveal the extent of the injury. The Raiders will have to hope Carr is ready to go when they take on the Bills next Sunday.